NEWS

Council declares April as Fair Housing Month

Allison B. Hudson

The Donaldsonville City Council declared April as Fair Housing Month. Fair housing came  about in 1968 when the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The 1968 act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap and family status.

Over the years, the Fair Housing Act as has grown and the city of Donaldsonville supports this cause.

Other updates:

Fire Department Updates:

The Fire Department for the month of March responded to 61 calls. One was a structure fire, and one was a vehicle fire. Fifty of those calls were EMS calls. The Fire Department also completed 361 man hours of training in March.

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Department Updates:

Capt. Dean Werner of the Sheriff's Department reported that for the month of February his office handled a total of 437 calls. 31 of those calls were vehicle accidents, 36 thefts, and four loud music. His office also wrote 30 traffic violations and made 64 adult arrests and eight juveniles.